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Animation

Wouter Sel & Thijs De Cloedt’s ‘Ghost Eye’ Hopes to “Kick You in the Teeth and Leave You Bewildered”

Journey into the world of taxi-driving low-life Johnny Supro in Wouter Sel & Thijs De Cloedt's moody animated neo-noir 'Ghost Eye'.

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Animation, Premiere

How Work Burnout Led Director Sang Joon Kim to Create Award Winning Short ‘The Wheel Turns’

Winner of the Best Animated Short film Award at Sitges 2018, director Sang Joon Kim joins us to discuss his weirdly relatable tale of a subway driver.

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Animation

How Igor Bastidas Created a Year Long Personal Diary of His NYC Experience in Animated Short ‘The Big Apple’

Igor Bastidas pays tribute to New York City, through 12 animated apples, in his vivid short 'The Big Apple'.

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Live Action

“I Love Plants!” – Jonny Look Returns to Directors Notes to Justify Plant-Torture Short ‘Assholes’

Jonny Look returns to Directors Notes to explain how he came up with so many methods of plant-torture in short comedy 'Assholes'.

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Animation, Premiere

Jenny Jokela Creates a Tribute to Friendship & Self-Confidence in Animated Visual Poem ‘Live a Little’

Jenny Jokela discusses creating a female lead who "isn’t necessarily likeable or perfect in any way" in her latest animated short 'Live a Little'

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Animation

Barry Chapman Looks to Toy with Audience Expectations in Animated Experiment Compilation ‘The Big Flip’

London-based motion designer Barry Chapman joins us to discuss exploring reverse dynamics in 'The Big Flip' - a compilation of animated experiments.

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Animation

Pac-Man to Panic Attacks: Case Jernigan Breaks Down the Intricacies of his Personal Portrait ‘eggshell’

Hoping to "inspire people to feel empathy for those who are struggling" Case Jernigan discusses the motivation behind his latest short 'eggshell'.

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Animation

Relive the True Story of a Lonely Seabird & his Hopeless Love in Natasza Cetner’s Animated Short ‘Nigel’

Inspired by Japanese woodprints & Michael Dudok de Wit's 'The Red Turtle', Natasza Cetner discusses her RCA graduation film 'Nigel'.

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Animation, Premiere

Animation, Ideas, and Discourse Join Forces in Robert Grieves’ 2D/3D Animated Short ‘Disorder’

Animator Robert Grieves returns to DN to explain how we went about bringing the climate change discourse to life in this impressive explainer short.

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Animation, Premiere

The Side Effects of “Good Boy” Syndrome in Korean Society are Explored in Yoon Su Lee’s Short ‘Chakham’

Director Lee Yoon Su joins us to discuss how societal expectations in her homeland led her to create animated short 'Chakham'.

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Animation

How “Personal Experience” Inspired Anushka Naanayakkara to Create a Stop-Motion Love Story Made From Wool

NFTS graduate Anushka Naanayakkara joins us to discuss the inspiration and production behind BAFTA-winning stop-motion short film 'A Love Story'.

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Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

Sam Gainsborough Takes Claymation Life-Size with Stop-Motion/Live-Action Hybrid ‘Facing It’

NFTS graduate Sam Gainsborough joins us to discuss how he used about "half a tonne of plasticine" in his inventive grad film 'Facing It'.

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